"A friend told him that he had to play the acoustic guitar first, and he bought one and figured out a few chords. It didn't take him long, however, to realize that this route wasn't what he wanted, and soon he shelled out forty hard-earned pounds to buy a copy of a Fender Tele bass. "more
1967 Fender Telecaster Bass Prototype Introduced in 1968, the Fender Telecaster bass was essentially a reissue of the original Precision. "They've been a favorite of mine since Ronnie Wood used one with the Jeff Beck Group in '68," says Petersson. "This is an all-original, candy-apple-red prototype with a '50s neck."more
"After getting signed, Matt got a rare Fender Telecaster bass from the early 70's. This one didnt work out too well. "Too much low end," said Matt. "It just sounded like a big fart." It was sold. Then Matt tried to replicate the black bass, which was quickly becoming established as an extremely cool bass." - Karl Koch, weezer.commore
"During the time in which Ultravox was led by John Foxx, he used a Guild B-301, a white Gibson EB-3 and fretless Fender Precision basses, and an EMS Synthi AKS and later Mini Moog synthesisers with an Ampeg amplifier with 8×10" speaker cabinets. While the recording of Vienna album, he used a Yamaha bass, a Fender Precision bass, a Mini Moog synthesiser and Yamaha synthesiser Later he also used Status and Steinberger basses. Cross's distinctive grey bass is an Ibanez RoadStar from the early 1980s; this bass has been used on many of Ultravox's albums and was Cross' primary instrument during the first stage of the 'Return to Eden' Tour in 2009. On the 'Return to Eden' tour in 2010 and the 'Brilliant' tour in 2012, he also used a Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo finish bass and a standby black Fender Telecaster Bass."more
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